i love asians so much

anonymous asked:

I admire your style so much. I love your you can draw Asians in a cartoony style without it actually being remotely /anime/ imo, a good thing, because anime has such a bad stigma. I really aspire to have an original style like yours too and draw Asians peacefully without it being "anime" no matter how not-anime my style is

thankyou for your nice words, but there’re a lot of things that you’ve mentioned that….disturbed me?

1. my style and passion’s roots started with anime, it’s where many of us started, and there’s nothing wrong with having an ‘anime style’ and you looking down on it only perpetuates the stigma worse. I have friends in animation who struggle so hard because their teachers keep telling them that their style has to be more ‘western’, more ‘cartoony’, and you have no idea how damaging it can be.

2. asians do not look “anime”…… if you draw asians looking anime it’s just in your style,,, ever considered that?

3. i’m more familiar with asian features because i am, in fact, asian.

Mixup

Yuuri has never quite understood Viktor’s delight when they meet someone who has no idea who they are. But about two years into their marriage, he’s starting to get it.

“Met through figure skating, huh,” the older lady draws out slowly. Her gaze sways between him and Viktor. Yuuri is about 80% sure this is a distant cousin of the Chulanonts, but his brain had blanked out during her introduction. 

“They’re famous, Hathai,” Phichit explains. 

“More famous than you?”

“Nope,” says Phichit with a pop of his lips and wide, innocent eyes. Viktor’s mouth twitches up, amused. “Course not! But it was quite the love story. Over ten years ago he saw him skating for the first time, became his biggest fan, and devoted his life to the sport. Then, years later–” and several international scandals later “–they entered a student-coach relationship and fell in mutual love!”

“Oh, dear,” she says, smiling sweetly, “that’s some dedication you have! So you’ve been his biggest fan since childhood?”

Hathai has spent the last hour of this dinner party watching Viktor trail Yuuri around the gathering, hand on his shoulder, heart-shaped smile beaming out. Hathai has watched Viktor hand-feed him appetizers and sneak a kiss in the corner of the room and stare after Yuuri with delighted, disbelieving eyes.

Hathai is patting Viktor on the arm, and asking him this question.

In the past, Yuuri would have cleared his throat. “It’s me,” he’s taken to interrupting politely. It’s happened many, many times. “I was the fan first.”

Not anymore.

“Go on,” Yuuri prompts, trying not to make his smirk too obvious. Viktor’s mild protest dies out completely when Yuuri takes his hand, squeezes it. “Viktor. Tell her about how you became my biggest fan.”

The appeal of people removed from figure skating is never lost on Yuuri again.

to my fellow south asian bisexual women: i love you all so much. south asian sikh, muslim, hindu, buddhist, christian, jewish, or otherwise bisexual women, mixed/biracial/multiracial south asian bisexual women, trans bisexual south asian women, south asian bisexual women who don’t use she/her pronouns, undocumented south asian bisexual women, dark-skinned south asian bisexual women, black south asian bisexual women, closeted south asian bisexual women, south asian bisexual women who are out and proud, south asian bisexual women dating a girl, south asian bisexual women dating a boy, south asian bisexual women dating a nonbinary person, south asian bisexual women who are single (hit me up LMFAOO), south asian bisexual sex workers. 

i love us all. i love the diversity of our experiences and our lives. i love how resilient, creative, strong, beautiful, and clever we are. i love that we continue to resist every person who’d seek to marginalize us. we are far better than misogynistic brown men, homophobic straight brown people, racist/antisemitic/islamophobic/etc white lgbt people, colorists in our community, and every other person we continue to fight so that we can thrive and live. this month, prioritize yourselves, each other, and all your fellow south asian lgbt people (and lgbt people of color). 

this goes out to every single south asian bi girl. i hope you have a happy, joyful, and peaceful pride month, and that you get to spend your time with loved ones, with friends, and doing only what you enjoy doing. happy pride! 

West-Allen Family Fancast

these are admittedly less-than-inspired choices, but here are some fancasts I can’t get out of my head for the members of the West-Allen family and those who are important to them.

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for the first time hoco was actually SUPER FUN!!! these four kids FINALLY danced in the giant circle of sweat and terror but it was fr the best thing ever and by far the best dance i’ve been to! like we went in at 8:30 and got out at 11 and it felt like no time has passed at all ??? it was liiit 🤙

(plus we got ihop after that was a fun time)

(also for homecoming antics maybe add me on snapchat ? @ jilleebillee33 !!)

I LOVE ALL MY SOUTH ASIAN GIRLS WE PUT UP WITH SO MUCH SEXISM AND BULLSHIT BUT BROWN WOMEN ARE THE STRONGEST AND MOST PASSIONATE PEOPLE I KNOW WE ARE SO INTELLIGENT AND WE’RE FORCED INTO A BOX AND WE CONSTANLTY HAVE TO SHOUT AND YELL TO BE HEARD BUT WE STILL PERSEVERE AND I JUST LOVE US AND OUR WILL TO FIGHT AND LIVE OUR BEST LIFE. 

when will I stop having feelings over Renee Walker??? never?????? my tough yet pastel and kind (so kind) fav

I listened to the audio of the EWP’s production of N2N and I love how much having an all Asian cast adds so many little nuances to the story without having to actually change anything, particularly with:

  • the stigma regarding mental illness in a lot of Asian cultures and how much more painful that makes Diana’s story.
    • This also adds a whole new layer to the fact that Dan tries to ignore his depression for so many years, in favour of helping Diana.
  • the whole “all Asians are smart” stereotype in relation to Natalie’s stress over her grades and academic future. It sheds a whole new light on to why she would stress about Yale as much as she does, especially with the fact that a lot of Asian households do value academic success very highly.
  • the neglect towards Natalie and the focus on Gabe in relation to the elephant in the room about how a lot of Asian cultures still value sons over daughters. This adds an entirely new layer to Natalie’s pain regarding being ignored by her mother and so many lines in Superboy and the Invisible Girl
    • “He’s a hero, a lover, a prince/She’s not there”
    • “He’s the one you wish would appear/He’s your hero, forever your son”
    • “I love you as much as I can

This show works so wonderfully with an all Asian cast and manages to address so many harmful stereotypes/sheds light on a lot of issues within Asian communities without having to change ANY aspect of the show and just… this is why diversity is important. A diverse cast can add a whole new interpretation to a show that might have never otherwise addressed it because it wouldn’t have originally been written with that kind of narrative in mind. I doubt Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey were attempting to make statements regarding the stigma of mental illness, pressure of academic success, and gender inequality in Asian cultures when they first wrote Feeling Electric, but thats what an all Asian cast contributes to the show. Diverse casting can help a show as much as it can help the actors.

Solicit cover art for New Super-Man & The Justice League of China #20 by Philip Tan

“What’s the Taijitu mean?”

“It’s not a Taijitu. The American Superman said it means Hope.”

“Well… here, it’s a Taijitu.”

this is just so sad i cant control my emotions rn….. He is definitely one of my favourite boys, it makes me so sad to see him so emotional. This are raw emotions…
Shout out to all idols: Please be always happy and healthy. Dont forget to take care of yourself please, every single one of you is working hard every day. Thank you so much for everything.